||Carl A. Thoresen
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The comprehensively updated and seriously revised new release of the best-selling handbook will be giving its readers the required fundamental guidance together with the practical recommendations for the arrangement and layout, design and building of modern sea port structures for all specialists engages in the design, planning, layout and actual construction of the harbor and berth structures. This third release of the book includes various berth structures that are now required because of the new cargo handling arrangements and equipment that are directly affecting the loadings acting on those structures as well as the larger ships that require considerably increased depth of the water. The latest advances in the relevant technical knowledge from the very first release of this handbook have all been included here, accompanied with the specific updates related to the calculations of wind, waves and current forces, some general safety calculations, evaluation and practical recommendations. It is a really great reference tool. One of the best features of this volume is that its content includes the whole original reference making in possible for the readers to back track most part of the information. Definitely recommended by all people who have already used this book. A real must-have for any professional in the field.